He smiles at the camera, shrugs his shoulders, tilts his head slightly to the side. Facial expressions and Gestures of Ramon Zenhäusern this Sunday in the target area of Levi can serve as a symbol. It takes a lot to fulfill his ambitions. Rank 4 the Valais, a brilliant result in a discipline in which about a dozen riders are good for a place among the first three. However, Zenhäusern is no longer content – it speaks for him. And the slalom team at all.
Daniel Yule was first to measure their strength in the winter of third parties, corresponded more to the expectations. These are steadily increased, the white, the Valais. "I was the last days are very tense," says Yule. "I can start with a podium is awesome. The first race was already a success. Everything that comes now is Bonus." The 26-Year-old sets out to let the hopes in him immeasurably. So at least his words could be interpreted. After the Speed races in North America it goes from the middle of December in Val-d'isère for the slalom specialists.
2 years, 10 podiums
The Swiss have set with the ranks 3 and 4 behind the experienced Henrik Kristoffersen and the exceptional talent Clément Noël early on, an exclamation mark – it is just one of many in the Era of the current Generation.
she had Ushered Luca Aerni in December 2017, with the 2. Rank in Madonna di Campiglio. It was the first Swiss Top-3-space-after almost eight years, and Silvan Zurbriggens 2. Place in Schladming. Since then, Zenhäusern, Yule and Loïc Meillards have nine more to follow.
Under coach Matteo Joris is a dynamic that can be self-perpetuating. The athletes describe themselves as good colleagues, on the slopes, but challenge yourself to the Extreme. Add to this that you know an individual support, for those of a similar private teams.
So Zenhäusern, as always, in the last few years, with Didier Plaschy prepared, the austüftelt an often unconventional and on the tall athlete's Training that is tailored has. Meanwhile, perfected a Yule sections in an indoor ski resort in France to be permitted in flat track. He benefited yesterday, it's in Levi but before and after the steep slope is very flat. He had toiled in the indoor ski slope, "annoyed with the coaches and everything. This is now the reward for the hard work," says Yule, known for its Strengths in steep terrain.
Individually in a Team
Zenhäusern, to Yule in this respect, the counterpart says: "We are few athletes with many carers. Each has its own individual program, which is awesome. Everything is still to become a professional. Anyone can do his thing, and yet we are a Team that drives starting in October each other."
such A level in this latitude, in such a climate, there was in a Swiss slalom team since the introduction of the world Cup in 1967 and never. The driver, who can move up benefit now. About Sandro Simonet (24) or Tanguy, and Nef (23), classified yesterday in the stands, 13 and 22. Add to that drivers who have already proven that they are very capable, currently, of your best the form of a limp afterwards. Luca Aerni will be looking for more after the success recipe of yore, Loïc Meillards, the consistency is missing – but he is also only 23. In Levi Aerni and Meillards were equal to 17. Six Swiss ended up in the points – a few years ago such a result would have been unimaginable.
Yule, and Zenhäusern showed that they are willing to put in the time to take to the Character Marcel Hirscher in a main role. Yule was just 18 hundredths of a victory, Zenhäusern 27. As said Zenhäusern, after His resignation as beautiful? "The podium has three places." Your claim to have not logged on to the Swiss yesterday.
Levi (FIN). World Cup Slalom of men: 1. Kristoffersen (NOR) 1:48,55. 2. Noël (FRA) 0,09 back. 3. Yule (SUI) 0,18. 4. Zenhäusern (SUI) to 0.27. 5. Myhrer (SWE) of 0.34. 6. Jakobsen (SWE) of 0.53. 7. Very (AUT) was 0.74. 8. Strasser (GER) of 0.89. 9. Foss-Solevaag (NOR) 0,92. 10. Mölgg (ITA) to 0.98. – Also: 13. Simonet (SUI) 1,12. 15. Feller (AUT) 1,21. 17. Aerni (SUI) and Meillards (SUI), per of 1.34. 22. Nef (SUI) 1,69. – 28 of the 30 finalists graded. – Eliminated including: Dave Ryding (GBR).
icebreaker – Hockey Podcast by Tamedia
The broadcast can be heard on Spotify as well as Apple. Or directly here:
Created: 24.11.2019, 22:33 PM